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Six adults displaced after Chesapeake house fire

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Posted at 9:25 AM, Sep 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-25 14:03:34-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Six adults are displaced after a fire damaged their home Sunday morning.

At 7:19 a.m., firefighters were called to a fire in the 1500 block of Elm Avenue in the Indian River section of the city.

When they arrived, they found heavy smoke coming from a one-story, single-family home.

Firefighters brought the fire under control just before 8 a.m.

Crews were able to contain the fire to the garage and kitchen, but there is smoke damage throughout the home.

According to Chesapeake Fire officials, the cause appears to be electrical and started near the home’s electrical panel.

No one was injured. The displaced residents are being helped by the American Red Cross.